Trusting each other brings benefits

- | 3 months ago

Asking a South African to trust somebody reminds me of the snake Kaa in Disney’s Jungle Book who asks Mowgli to trust him as he tries to hypnotise him before intending to swallow him.

We expect to be duped or bitten and don’t trust people as far as we can throw them. The little bit of trust between different population groups that Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu helped to build, has been decimated by corruption and lack of progress in the country.

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has described how a lack of trust in the government, has led to taxpayers feeling justified to withhold their taxes and billions of rand have been lost.

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